Brother Anderson Cherry

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 13, 2010

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand” John 10:27-28

Funeral services for Brother
Anderson Cherry, 86, will be Monday, December 13, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Leesville.
Visitation will begin at the church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Labby
Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Brother Anderson Cherry was born on December 21, 1923 in Mangham, to the late Otis D. Cherry and Celia A. Ishop. Brother Cherry was one of three children. One sister, Gertrude Ishop, preceded him in
Bro. Cherry accepted Christ at an early age at Shady Grove A.M.E. Church in Mangham. He attended Richland Parish schools in Mangham. After completing school, he joined the U.S. Army, serving his country both state side and abroad.
Bro. Cherry was a devoted husband and father. He married the late Sister Silver Lee Cherry on February 7, 1952. They were married 49 years.
Brother Cherry united with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Leesville, where he faithfully served as
a Deacon for 50-plus years. He was a dedicated member of the church and actively attended Brotherhood, a ministry he held dear to his heart.
Bro. Cherry had a strong passion for the Bible and loved attending Bible Study where he enjoyed
sharing his knowledge of the Bible with others. Bro. Cherry also served faithfully as a member of the Leesville Temple Lodge #128 AF and AM.
Brother Cherry was a longtime employee of Scoggins of Leesville. He departed his earthly journey
on Wednesday December 8, 2010 at The Woodlands Healthcare Center in Leesville.
Brother Cherry leaves to cherish his memories one loving daughter, Sue Hopkins of Junction City, Kansas; one son-in-law, Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Nathaniel
Hopkins of Junction City; two granddaughters, Secunda (Ronnie) Hopkins-Brown of Junction City and Natika Hopkins of Salisbury, Md.; one sister, Ruth Harris of Monroe; one godson, Douglas L. Brown of Austin, Texas; one son in Christ, Jonathan Moore of
Leesville; two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.